Monday, July 29, 2013

Losing Hope- Book Review

Hello Lovelies!


Happy Monday... Not.

JK, it is a very happy day because were alive and breathing right? The sun is shining, the birds are singing and you're probably extremely annoyed at my cheeriness and I'm honestly annoyed at myself because I'm obviously exaggerating a bit trying to cheer myself up for a brand new spanking work week.

So, what better way to cheer me up than to review one of my favorite books.

Last week I reviewed Sky's story in 'Hopeless' by Colleen Hoover this week I will review Holder's story in 'Losing Hope' which was recently released this month and its book #2 .




 Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover



 O.M. MOTHER FREAKIN G.
This book was really, really GREAT! 6 stars!! 

Prologue

"  In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared and no memory forgotten, but Holder's past remains a mystery. 

He is haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and he has spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped that he would finally gain closure and be able to rid himself of his guilt the moment they were reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the exact opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him. 

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward we must first dig deep into our past and make amends with it. In Losing Hope, readers will learn what was going on inside Holder's head during all those moments that left him feeling hopeless and see whether he can perhaps gain the peace he desperately needs.  "




I might have possibly liked this one a tad bit more than 'Hopeless' 

Holder, Holder, Holder... Hold me, Holder. Good thing my husband isn't jealous of fictional characters or I'd be in trouble.

All the times that I imagined what was going on through Holder's mind when reading 'Hopeless' came nowhere near the intensity of his thoughts.

"I let everything i'm seeing sink in because this is what I want to remember the most. I want to remember exactly what she looks like the second she hands over a piece of her heart."

SWOON, SWOON, SWOON!

Have I mentioned that Colleen Hoover is a genius? Well, she is! her writing is inspirational!

One of the reasons why I loved this book so much was because I already went through the motions with 'Hopeless' I knew what every single special moment meant for Sky now add Holder's powerful thoughts and intense words and you have EVERYTHING! 

" Every kiss, every movement, every moan, every touch of her hand against my skin. 
She's my saving grace. 
She's my Hope. "

This is Holder's story not Hopeless in Holder's point of view. This book talks about what he went through with his sister, when he lost hope, the struggles he went through after the tragedy.


"  I continue to hold her and she continues to hold on to me because it's nice to be able to find solace in such an ugly, lonely situation.  "


I didn't just read the book, I felt Every. Single. Emotion. I lived it.

My heart broke for the little boy.
I got goosebumps when he went all "swoon" on Sky.
I got butterflies when he became his smart and cocky "panty dropping" self.

I will read this book and Hopeless again one after the next as slowly as possible. But I need to recuperate from the emotional roller coaster that it took me through.

This book is raw, powerful heartfelt emotion. So, so beautiful and moving.

From losing Hope, to finding Hope in the end I felt closure and there ain't no better feeling than when two people you care about have a happy ending and as strange as it may sound I fell in love with this couple and I'll probably never forget them.



Buy it:
Paperback
Kindle




Till next time!
Ox, Camylla

Friday, July 26, 2013

Get in my Kitchen!


Heey you... Guys!

So I have this thing where no matter which store I go to I immediately head straight for the kitchen goods. For some unknown reason I enjoy buying unnecessary things for my kitchen more than unnecessary and sometimes even necessary things for my self .. Eek 

You must think... "Wow! this chica must live in her kitchen, imagine the wonderful and delicious creations she comes up with using all these cool different gadgets like cupcake hole maker, or all the delicious smoothies she's made in her new mellow yellow cuisinart blender, or all the salads she's peppered with her cool new mint pepper shaker." 

Umm...Yeah, I'm ashamed to admit that I have not actively cooked in years!!! And when I say actively I mean more than once a week and when I say more than once a week I mean something other than pasta or frozen pizza...

Aarghh yesss it's true, I'm a slacker! I'm an embarrassment to all people who believed in my cooking. 

I admit! I did buy a cupcake whole puncher thingy magigy over a year ago and NEVER made a single lonely chocolate filled cupcake. Yes, I did buy a beautiful cuisinart blender over 3 months ago and NEVER made a single thing on it. And yes, I spent Wayyyy too much money on a pepper shaker because It was the perfect shade of mint and NEVER used it! 
GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY! 


But!! (There's always a but) I am hoping, sitting, waiting, wishing that since I now have a place to share my "beautiful" meals I will be motivated to use all my cool gadgets.
Has anyone noticed how high my expectations are for this whole blogging community? Hoping it will miraculously give me a dream closet with all these fashionable clothe and better sense of style, become a chef...
{no pressure bloggers!!} 

My lazy ass is in your hands ... Just saying. 

Back to my point. 
Seems to me that since I will actually attempt to make pretty things in my kitchen I need MORE unnecessary but BEAUTIFUL gadgets! (I like saying gadgets it makes me feel like some sort of kitchen spy)

YES!! Now I have found an excuse for my weird kitchen appliance obsession muaahahahahhahha 

Son-of-a-buisquit-eater! I may need a bigger kitchen. 


Here are some things that I have been flirting with but have not yet scored 
you know you like that analogy ;)



Kitchen Porn






HOLY EFFIN CRAP!
MOTHER OF ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD!
 I. MUST. BUY. IT. ALL! 

It's like a porno in my kitchen.

Only it's not with naked men and woman.

It's with kitchen utensils, bowls and measuring spoons, dishtowels, food containers, rolling pins.

It's just sooo much better!!



Anyone else getting turned on by this? no? WHATEVER!

Want to buy it all too? here's where you can find these:



And there ya have it folks, I feel like I have justified my obsession! 


Till next time!
Ox Camylla

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My First Book Review EVA!

Hello lovelies!

This is my first book review EVER so please have mercy on my soul! Thanks :)
Here is how the rating scale will work.

I will rate all of the reviews from 1-6 stars.

1- SUCKS. Don't even bother looking at the title.
2- BLAH. But, it's readable.
3- OKAY.
4- GOOD!
5- REALLY GOOD!
6- GREAT!

Here goes nothing...

My first book review will be....

Drum roll please...













Hopeless- By Colleen Hoover


holy-molly effin mother of all things deliciously readable this book was really good!
 5 Stars!

If you are looking for an easy and enjoyable read, this book is it.
The story line is so interesting and so unpredictable that it sucks you in. Collen's writing just flows through the pages, and you can do nothing but read along turning page after page without as much as blinking.

You cant help but to fall in love with the characters and roll with the emotions that the book throws your way.

Prologue
" Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
"

Sky is a 17 year old girl who has been home schooled her whole life and is going to highschool for the first time her senior year. Sky has some emotional issues, she has never liked or felt anything for any guy until Holder comes in the picture.

" As soon as I lay eyes on him, I immediately notice three things:
1) His amazingly perfect white teeth hidden behind that seductively crooked grin.
2) The dimples that form in the crevices between the corner of his lips and cheeks when he smiles.
3) I'm pretty sure I'm having a hot flash. Or I have butterflies. Or maybe I'm coming down with a stomach virus."
But Holder's intense personality, mood swings and obvious strong attration to her scares the living crap out of her yet, she cant stay away.

I loved watching their relationship grow into something undeniably special. The dialogue and back and forth banter was highly entertaining and it flowed beautifully.

"The only thing I'm certain about right now is that after this moment, I will never be the same. I know by the way his existence is like a magnetic pull on my heart, that if he ever hurts me again, I'll be far from just fine. I'll be broken."

Holder is mysterious and Sky wasn't the only one curious about him, I was turning page after page hoping to learn more about this mysterious guy.

This book was a constant emotional rollercoaster.
Expect to cry, be red with anger, and laugh of joy.

The big reveal was shocking!

The way Sky and Holder handled the serious situation and the unforunate events that occured to them was impressive and is it weird that I felt kind of proud of Holder? Yeah, it's weird. Forget I said that!

Curious yet? Well, you'll just have to read it.



Again, this is a very easy read.
It really bothers me when people judge a book by how simple the writing is, some people even grade the book "Oh, this is 3rd grade stuff". I believe there are different styles of writing for different genres. I didnt open Hopeless expecting to find Shakespear. I got the book because I was in the mood for something light, refreshing and fun and thats exactly what I got. So before you read this book think about what your in the mood for.


Oh, Oh, Oh, guess what?!

A second book just came out and its called Losing Hope.
This is Holder's story of how things happened for him. Awesome book and needless to say, it's going to be my next book review.

Buy it:
Paperback
Kindle







Hope that was helpfull and again if you have any requests please email me!






Till next time! 
Ox Camylla

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Baby, I'm back!

Hello Lovelies (man I've missed saying that),

I don't know what got to me but after 1 year and 7 months I realized how much I miss the world of blogging. I miss the friends I made through the cyber world, learning new recipes, always being up to date on what is going on in the fashion world. Seriously, my style has taken a huge dip ever since I stopped blogging. My motivation is hiding somewhere and I'm hoping to find it hiding in this wonderful world of blogging.

But honestly my favorite thing about the blog world is that it's like a little time machine. Over the last year I've been on my blog a generous amount of times, I've looked at old pictures, re-lived memories and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Blogging is my little cyber diary where I get to write what is on my mind, share my ideas and special moments, and I have truly missed having my little nook. So Here I am, and I'm here to stay!



Let me update you on a few things that has occurred over the past year. Don't worry, I wont sit here and write a year's worth of news and updates only what will eventually effect my blogging.


First things first, I'm officially an addict. Yep, you read that right I'm an addict people,
I read around 3 books a week!! (AT LEAST). No, I am not playing tricks with your eyes...
3-Books-Per-Week!! Bookaholic anonymous anyone? I'm not ashamed to say it, I'm a lover of all things readable. One would think that with all this reading at least my writing would improve right? or my spelling for that matter but nope, they are both still shitty, but I'm working on it. I'll be posting book reviews, and sharing my favorite reads. If you have any book recommendations for me they are highly welcomed! Also, if you have a book review request let me know, If I haven't read the book I'll probably read it within that week and share my thoughts.
I'm a declared hopeless romantic, so if the book is romance there's a very high chance that this bookaholic has read it.  

Second things second (hehe) I got a puppy y'all. No, not the little fluffy worthless kinds, (not that I have anything against them, because I myself have a poodle and I love her to death!) but a pit-bull puppy. Here I am not playing tricks with your eyes again. Yes, pit-bull puppy and she is the cutest, most lovable little thing in the history of little cute lovable things. She will be all over this page and I mean all up on it and in your face, 'I love this effin dog, can I have it' kind of way. She'll have you so wrapped up in her little paw that y'all will love it as much as my husband does, and that's a shit load of love. Which brings me to the third thing.


                 Meet Silvia (Aka Silvie)  >>>






You may or may not see a tiny bit of profanity on this blog every once in a blue moon. Now, before you say 'Oh, forget this shit. I'm gonna stop following this girl!' Realize that you my friend just said the 'S' word, so don't be a hypocrite and honestly, is cursing really ALL that bad? It's such a great way of expressing ones feelings, I wont be throwing around the F-bomb. I don't want my future kiddos to read this and think their mother is ratchet. But just because I use the 'S' word, the  'B' word, and sometimes the 'F' word doesn't mean I'm not a classy, sophisticated and well educated woman right? Right!  But since I'm a very reasonable person, even though my husband would say other wise and to that I say 'Ditto!' I am willing to compromise. I'm aware that there is such thing as cursing well and cursing badly, I have to admit that I am not the best at swearing. Although my deficiency with the use of profanity has not yet become a problem in my life, I would like to get better at it. But, here will not be the place where I will be openly practicing so you may now let out that breath you were holding. Instead, I will use other dorky, funny words to replace the swearing for the sake of your peace of mind and entertainment.

Here are some I like the most:

son-of-a-gun
shut-the-front-door
effin
holy-fudge
dang-it
lint-licker
cum-quat
what-the-french-toast?
son-of-a-busquit-eater
douche-bag
what-the-fudge
shoot
Crapola
freakin
Petes-sake
shiznit


Umm... yeah, so thats some of my faves but I'm sure I'll make them up as I go along.
Ok, what number am I on again?.... Oh yeah, 4!

But I think I'll stop for now. I'll gradually update you with the happenings of my life, like I said before I wont bombard you with Info.

My next post will be a book review. So stay Tuned!